Paris Cinema Festival 2008




Between July 1 and 12, the 6th edition of the Paris Cinéma international film festival took place in the MK2 Bibliothèque, Gaumont Marignan, Le Latina, Balzac and the French Cinematheque, among others. This year some fifteen feature films and as many short films were presented in competition, as well as 27 previews in the presence of their directors.
Among the guests of honor at this edition, tribute was paid to the Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki with a comprehensive presentation of his work and a cinema-concert of his film Juha (1999) and a special evening was organized in honor of the Canadian director David Cronenberg during which his film La Mosca (1987) was screened in a new copy.
After Brazil, Korea and Lebanon, this year the Philippines was given the honor of a special program of 30 contemporary films, in order to celebrate the remarkable renewal of its cinematography, to discover its new talents and the emerging artistic energy of a country Latino, Insular and Catholic in the very heart of Asia.




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